Lake Jackson Fishing Report October 2016
GON Staff | September 28, 2016
Jackson: Level: 0.7 feet low. Temp: Low 80s. Clarity: Clear to slightly stained.
Bass: Tournament angler Keith Dawkins reports, “The fishing has been a little tough lately but should certainly improve once the water temp drops somewhat. October can be a great month on Jackson as the weather is cooler and boat traffic is sparse, but it is a transitional month for sure. You have to be ready to move with the bait as they transition toward creeks, flats and pockets. Begin the month on points and flats near deep water with 1/2-oz. Rat-L-Traps in chrome with blue or black backs. Vary your retrieve as you search for fish. Sometimes a stop-and-go retrieve will trigger more strikes than just reeling Traps straight back in. It’s also hard to beat a double willowleaf spinnerbait with a white/chartreuse skirt on Jackson this time of year. Throw it around any cover on the edges of points and at blowdowns inside coves as we get later into the month. You should start seeing schools of baitfish on top early and late, and this is a perfect opportunity to throw a Zara Spook, or a 1/2-oz. chartreuse buzzbait can be deadly in the latter part of October. If the fishing is slow, it is always a good idea to keep a Trick Worm on a SpotSticker jig head to cast toward docks and hit brushpiles on the ends of points.”
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